American Idol – Top 13
Simon Cowell said what I had always thought when he said to Scott McIntyre “It is fine being artistic but not on this show.”. My question is how can you be artistic with a Michael Jackson song whether you are on Idol or not?
Tonight’s show highlighted the cultural differences between US and Australia. Americans just love that middle of the road stuff. Jorge Nunez dreadful version of I Never Can Say Goodbye is a prime example of this.
Paula Abdul tonight was dressed like a modernised version of Wilma Flinstone. It looks like she has done something done to her face, like a peel or maybe botox? Anyway it looked a bit artificial. The other disturbing thing is I like some of the Paula Abdul jewellry line tonight.
Lil Rounds The Way You Make Me Feel
She did not “knock me off my feet”. I thought it was a very middle of the road version something you would or have seen on the Morning Show with Bert Newtown. The judges however loved it. Simon did criticise her outfit. And said after Ryan Seacrest asked Simon what she should wear said “Give me 5 mins with Lil and I will sort her out.”. I think Simon it is time to get a new girlfriend.
He looks so much more comfortable when he is on the piano, and that made me feel so much more comfortable watching him. He is definately talented, but is he the American Idol? I suspect that by the middle of the season people will be bored by him. Prediction his brother who guides him on to the stage will gain a cult following by the end of the season.
I am just not buying into the cult of Danny – not that he needs a following as it appears he already has one looking at size of his family. He did do a good performance, and he is musical but he just does not scream star to me.
Michael Sarver – Your Not Alone
Ok I hope he is voted off this was dreadful. Simon said he was not the best singer in the comp but makes up with it with heart”, Randy thought he was one of the best singers of the night. Clearly I am not taking what they are taking. Yawn inducing.
Jasmine Murray – I’ll Be There
I had been underwhelmed by Jasmine so far, but tonight I thought she definately has potential, she looked stunning, and her voice had the most “light and shade” then a lot of the singers. If she can improve she could stay in the competition for awhile.
Kris Allen – Remember the Time
This guy would have the teen girl vote wrapped up if he was NOT married. He should have kept that little fact hidden. Something that Simon Cowell also said. His performance was helped by playing the guitar it helped to macho him up. He did a funk version, his vocals were a bit off towards the end of the show. Average.
Alison Irehata – Give It To Me
My partner who is only an occasional viewer of this show said Alison will sing a Heart song next week. I dutifully informed she had already sung one. I really really like her voice, it is interesting and grainy. I hope she stays in for awhile . Randy Jackson said he “Thinks she is the one to watch.”
Anoop Desai – Beat It
I not sure if i meant find his routine amusing, but I laughed most the way through it. Not in a mean way, I was just finding his performance OTT amusing. He has a huge likeability factor. However by the end of the show I realised how bad his rendition was.
Paula thought it sounded like karoke. Simon thought it was horrible and thought it looked a bit stupid, a really bad impersonation. Kara felt disconnected from him.
Jorge Nunez – Never Can Say Goodbye
I did not know this 70’s disco classic was a Jackson Five song. Well I hated the arrangement something Simon Cowell agreed with. If this is the type of thing he is going to sing each week, vote him off now.
Megan Corkery – Rocking Robin
You either are going to like the song or hate it I was the former it was cute song to pick especially as she would have had trouble with other Michael Jackson songs. But I would have loved to have known the connection this song has to the Jackson’s. Simon thought the song choice was ridiculous. While the other judges liked it.
Adam Lambert – Black and White
Definately the best performer in the competition. Now this guy would have had the teen votes except for all the gay photos all over the internet. Let’s hope the red neck America not voting for him will not get him kicked out.
Matt Giraud – Human Nature
Now this guy should have the teen vote sewn up unmarried and apparently straight. He looks and sounds better playing the piano..It was ok , but there was no wow factor
Alexis Grace – Dirty Diana
She looked fantastic in that little short jumpsuit. and the jewellry and I thought Simon was a bit harsh when he said “You were not as good as you think you are.”
It is a double elimination tomorrow night and I think Anoop amd Michael Sarver will be eliminated.